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Summer Stipends Awards, March 2012

March 31, 2012 | By Jennifer Untalan

The NEH Summer Stipends program provides awards for individuals to pursue scholarly work in the humanities during the summer.  Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge in a particular discipline or to the general public's understanding of the humanities, and they may address broad topics or focused research in a single field.  Recipients typically produce scholarly articles, books, archaological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools in either traditional print or electronic formats.

Acerbi, Patricia
Russell Sage College
Troy, NY
Citizenship and Street Vendors' Associations in Post-Abolition Rio de Janeiro, 1889-1930

Achinstein, Peter
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Evidence and Method in Science

Andersen, Margaret Mary
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Imperialism and France's Crisis of Depopulation, 1870-1940

Bailey, Candace
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
Vinculum societatis, or, The tie of good company: Keyboard Instruments in Restoration Cultural Practice

Barzilai, Maya
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
The Golem and the Genesis of Modern Media: Transatlantic Negotiations

Baugher, John Eric
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
Understanding the Emotional and Spiritual Journeys of Hospice Volunteers: A Humanistic Inquiry

Berman, Lila Corwin
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
An Urban History of Jews in Detroit after World War II

Bernstein, Andrew William
Lewis and Clark College
Portland, ORFuji: A Mountain in the Making

Bluhm, Robyn Lynne
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA
The Philosophy Underlying the Science of Moral Behavior

Brophy, James M.
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Democratic Publishers in Germany, 1770-1850

Bunn-Marcuse, Kathryn Burgess
Burke Museum, University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Visual Fieldnotes from Fort Rupert: Studies of Kwakiutl Dance and Movement by Franz Boas

Choi, Naomi
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
The Political Theory of Charles Taylor

Dahlberg, Laurie
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Photography and the Transformation of a Gentleman's Art, 1839-1900

DeBlasio, Alyssa
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA
Russian Philosophical Thought in the 21st Century

Dochuk, Darren
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
God and Black Gold in Modern America: Evangelical Entrepreneurs and the American Oil Industry

Engerman, David C.
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
The Global Politics of the Modern: India and the Three Worlds of the Cold War

Forman, David
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Kant on Freedom and the Limits of Moral Philosophy

Garcia, Humberto
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Indo-Muslim Travelers and English Literary Culture, 1760-1820

Geaney, Jane M.
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Concepts of Speech and Writing in Early China

Gerard, William Blake
Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
The Miscellaneous Writings of British Novelist Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)

Griffiths, Alison
CUNY Research Foundation, Bernard Baruch College
New York, NY
Cinema, Prisons, and the Making of Modern America

Groll, Daniel
Carleton College
Northfield, MN
Autonomy and Loyalty

Haas, Diana
University of Lille III 
C.P. Cavafy's Comments on His Poems: A Scholarly Edition

Hayes, E. Bruce
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Lawrence, KS
Polemical Humor at the Start of the French Wars of Religion

Hegland, Mary E.
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
The History of Secular Politics in an Iranian Village, 1900 - 2012

Howard, Douglas
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI
A History of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923

Hsu, Hsuan
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain and America's Asia

Jabour, Anya
University of Montana
Missoula, MT
A Biography of U.S. Educator and Reformer Sophonisba Breckinridge (1866-1948)

Jones, Christine Anne
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
The Mother Goose Translation Project

Karlsgodt, Elizabeth Campbell
University of Denver
Denver, CO
Museum Worthy: Nazi-Era Art in Postwar France

Keegan, Bridget M.
Creighton University
Omaha, NE
Laboring-Class Poets at Work, 1700-1900

Keiner, Christine
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
Environmental Diplomacy, Atomic Earthmoving, and Interoceanic Ecology in the Re-Making of the Panama Canal

Kowal, Rebekah Jane
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
The World Dances Through Manhattan: International Influences on American Concert Dance, 1943-1960

Lackey, Michael Donald
University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, MN
A History of the Haverford Group and the Battle for Racial Justice

Landy, David
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
Kant's Inferentialism: the Case Against Hume's Theory of Mental Representation

Larson, Atria A.
Independent Scholar
Pittsburgh, PA
Medieval Theologian Master Gratian and the Development of Penitential Thought and Law, c.1120-1215

Lay, Jenna Duggan
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
Catholic Englishwomen and Early Modern Book Culture

Lipscomb, Benjamin James Bruxvoort
Houghton College
Houghton, NY
The Oxford School: A Philosophical Group Biography of Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch

Magee, Gayle Sherwood
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Champaign, IL
Music in the Films of Robert Altman: From M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Manis, Andrew Michael
Macon State College
Macon, GA
The Deep South Ministry of Father Soterios Gouvellis

Marinez, Sophie
Independent Scholar
Poughkeepsie, NY
Women, Castles, and Power in Early Modern France: The Case of the Duchess of Montpensier (1627-1693)

Marlo, Michael Robert
University of Missouri, Columbia
Columbia, MO
Documenting the Diversity of African Tonal Systems: Marachi and Wanga, two undescribed dialects of Luyia

McDonald, Michelle
Richard Stockton College
Pomona, NJ
The Free Produce Movement in Early America

McKinsey, Martin S.
University of New Hampshire, Durham
Durham, NH
An Edition and Translation of C.P. Cavafy: The Major Prose

Meilaender, Peter
Houghton College
Houghton, NY
Patriotism in the Thought of Swiss Novelist  Jeremias Gotthelf (1797-1854)

Meyer, Ulrich
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Metaphysics in Motion: An Essay on Mechanics

Newman, Steve
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Accounting for Scots Songs in Robert Burns: Narratives of Value from the Scottish Enlightenment to the 21st-century Academy

O'Neill, Colleen Marie
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Labor and Sovereignty:  The Transformation of Wage Work in Indian Country, 1890-1990

Ostler, Jeffrey
University of Oregon, Eugene
Eugene, OR
The Destruction and Survival of American Indian Communities, 1754-1900

Pal, Carol
Bennington College
Bennington, VT
Transient Technologies: The Lost Practices of Early Modern Knowledge-Making

Popa, Tiberiu Marcel
Butler University
Indianapolis, IN
Material Powers and Natural Regularities: The Hippocratic Philosophers on Matter, Power, and the Laws of Nature

Porat, Dan
Hebrew University
Israel's Social Integration and Legal Prosecution of Jews Who Aided Nazis (1950-1972)

Raschko, Mary Lynn
Mercer University, Macon
Macon, GA
Rewriting Parables in Late Medieval England

Rauser, Amelia Faye
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
Living Statues: Neoclassical Culture and Fashionable Dress in London, Paris, and Naples in the 1790s

Reynolds, Nicole
Ohio University, Athens
Athens, OH
Romanticism and Suicide in Britain, 1770-1822

Rogers, Eugene F.
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Thomas Aquinas's Biblical Commentaries and the U.S. Supreme Court

Rossen, Rebecca Leigh
University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX
Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Santos, Martha S.
University of Akron, Main Campus
Akron, OH
Enslaved Women, Family, and Resistance in the Hinterlands of Northeast Brazil, Ceara, 1804-1888

Savarese, Ralph
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Poetry and  Autism

Seter, Ronit
Independent Scholar
Fairfax, VA
Israeli Composers between Jewishness and the World

Shannon, Timothy John
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
Indian Captive, Indian King: Peter Williamson in America and Britain

Sherif, Ann
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
Japan's Independent Presses and Regional Publishers: Literature as Social Activism in the 20th Century

Shulman, Peter Adam
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
America, Energy, and the World, 1840-1940

Slaymaker, Doug
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Paris mon amour: Paris in the Japanese Imagination

Smith, Michelle
Whitworth University
Spokane, WA
Transcendental Rhetoric and Domestic Labor at Brook Farm

Sufian, Sandra
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
A History of Disability, Pathology and Adoption in America, 1945-present

Swetnam-Burland, Maria Ruth
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
A Contextual Study of the Ancient Roman Nile Mosaic in Modern Day Palestine

Tang, Edward
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Japanese Americans and the Making of Cold War Culture

Taylor, Scott K.
Siena College
Loudonville, NY
Stimulants and Trade in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800

Terrio, Susan J.
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Custody

Trestman, Marlene
Independent Scholar
Baltimore, MD
Fair Labor: The Life and Work of Bessie Margolin (1909-1996)

Turri, John
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
The Knowledge Account of Assertion

Vaillant, Derek W.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Across the Waves: Transatlantic Sound Cultures in U.S.-France Radio Broadcasting

Valdez, Juan R.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
The Kreyol-Spanish Divide: The Linguistic Image of Haiti in The Dominican Republic

VanDette, Emily Elspeth
SUNY Research Foundation, Fredonia
Albany, NY
The Sibling Romance: Crisis and Affiliation in American Fiction, 1835-1900

Wallach, John R.
CUNY Research Foundation, Hunter College
New York, NY
Democracy and Virtue: Sisyphean Projects in History and Political Theory

Werner, Janelle
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI
Priests and Concubines in England, 1375-1559

White, Ashli
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
The Material Culture of the Revolutionary Atlantic, 1776-1810

Williams, Daryle University of Maryland, College ParkCollege Park, MDA Spatial History of the Free Africans of the Slave Ship Cezar, 1838-1865

Wirtz, Kristina Silke
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
Performing Afro-Cuba in Carnival: Image, Voice, Spectacle in the Making of Race and History

Wood, Mary Elene
University of Oregon, Eugene
Eugene, OR
African American Modernism and the New Psychiatry

Wunder, Amanda Jaye
CUNY Research Foundation, Lehman College
Bronx, NY
The Spanish Style: The Politics of Extreme Fashion in an Age of Empire, 1492-1700

Zappia, Natale
Whittier College
Whittier, CA
The Interior World:  Trading and Raiding in the Far West

Zimmerman, David A.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI
Complicity and the American Literary Imagination